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lindee
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playing a local video vs streaming

Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:15 am

i used AsyncGetToFile to preload a video to the local file system, when i use the roVideoScreen object to play it it still shows the title screen with "retrieving" loader.

what exactly is this loader doing if the file is already local?
 
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RokuMarkn
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Re: playing a local video vs streaming

Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:34 am

It would be loading the beginning of the file into the decoder. But I'm not sure I understand -- you're loading an entire video file into the local file system? How big is the file? I wouldn't expect there would be room in the file system to store more than a couple of minutes of video.

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lindee
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Re: playing a local video vs streaming

Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:25 am

yes, it's a small video, i was just testing to see if the device could play a few videos in a loop without buffering. thanks for your help.

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